I don’t top-down manage my bees to make them do things that I want them to do (e.g. make more honey). I look for clues as to what they are trying to do and help them do it. A lot of this has to do with the season of the year and the particular weather we are having. I have 16 years of beekeeping experience in the East Bay, so know the weather cycles well and what the bees do in a dry versus wet spring.